Fastener Standards

    ASTM's fastener standards are instrumental in specifying, testing, and evaluating the material, dimensional, mechanical, and metallurgical properties of the various forms of hardware fasteners. These fasteners are used to mechanically join or affix other hardware objects together, and come in many forms which include rivets, nuts, bolts, studs, screws, washers, eyebolts, nails, and threaded fasteners. These fastener standards allow hardware product manufacturers, as well as the end-users of such products, to examine and assess fasteners to ensure their strength and quality towards safe utilization.

    List of fastener standards developed by ASTM:


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    Coatings on Fasteners

    DesignationTitle
    F1136 / F1136M - 11 Standard Specification for Zinc/Aluminum Corrosion Protective Coatings for Fasteners
    F1137 - 11e1 Standard Specification for Phosphate/Oil Corrosion Protective Coatings for Fasteners
    F1428 - 92(2011) Standard Specification for Aluminum Particle-Filled Basecoat/Organic or Inorganic Topcoat, Corrosion Protective Coatings for Fasteners
    F1941M - 07 Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings on Threaded Fasteners [Metric]
    F1941 - 10 Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings on Threaded Fasteners (Unified Inch Screw Threads (UN/UNR))
    F2329 - 13 Standard Specification for Zinc Coating, Hot-Dip, Requirements for Application to Carbon and Alloy Steel Bolts, Screws, Washers, Nuts, and Special Threaded Fasteners
    F2833 - 11 Standard Specification for Corrosion Protective Fastener Coatings with Zinc Rich Base Coat and Aluminum Organic/Inorganic Type

    Driven and Other Fasteners

    DesignationTitle
    F547 - 06(2012) Standard Terminology of Nails for Use with Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    F592 - 84(2012) Standard Terminology of Collated and Cohered Fasteners and Their Application Tools
    F680 - 80(2012) Standard Test Methods for Nails
    F1575 - 03(2013) Standard Test Method for Determining Bending Yield Moment of Nails
    F1667 - 13 Standard Specification for Driven Fasteners: Nails, Spikes, and Staples

    Nonferrous Fasteners

    DesignationTitle
    F467M - 06a(2012) Standard Specification for Nonferrous Nuts for General Use (Metric)
    F467 - 13e2 Standard Specification for Nonferrous Nuts for General Use
    F468M - 06(2012) Standard Specification for Nonferrous Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, and Studs for General Use (Metric)
    F468 - 12 Standard Specification for Nonferrous Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, Socket Head Cap Screws, and Studs for General Use
    F593 - 13a Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, and Studs
    F594 - 09e1 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Nuts
    F738M - 02(2008) Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Metric Bolts, Screws, and Studs
    F836M - 02(2010) Standard Specification for Style 1 Stainless Steel Metric Nuts
    F837M - 02a(2010) Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket Head Cap Screws [Metric]
    F837 - 13e1 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket Head Cap Screws
    F879M - 02a(2008) Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket Button and Flat Countersunk Head Cap Screws (Metric)
    F879 - 12 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket Button and Flat Countersunk Head Cap Screws
    F880M - 02(2008) Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket Set Screws (Metric)
    F880 - 12 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket, Square Head, and Slotted Headless-Set Screws
    F901 - 01(2012) Standard Specification for Aluminum Transmission Tower Bolts and Nuts
    F2281 - 04(2012) Standard Specification for Stainless Steel and Nickel Alloy Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, and Studs, for Heat Resistance and High Temperature Applications
    F3042 - 13 Standard Specification for Nonferrous Hex Socket, Slotted Headless, and Square Head Set Screws

    Quality Assurance Provisions for Fasteners

    DesignationTitle
    F788 - 13 Standard Specification for Surface Discontinuities of Bolts, Screws, and Studs, Inch and Metric Series
    F812 - 12 Standard Specification for Surface Discontinuities of Nuts, Inch and Metric Series
    F1469 - 11 Standard Guide for Conducting a Repeatability and Reproducibility Study on Test Equipment for Nondestructive Testing
    F1470 - 12 Standard Practice for Fastener Sampling for Specified Mechanical Properties and Performance Inspection
    F1503 - 02(2012) Standard Practice for Machine/Process Capability Study Procedure
    F1940 - 07a Standard Test Method for Process Control Verification to Prevent Hydrogen Embrittlement in Plated or Coated Fasteners
    F2282 - 03(2009)e1 Standard Specification for Quality Assurance Requirements for Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire, Rods, and Bars for Mechanical Fasteners
    F2688 - 08(2014) Standard Guide for System-Based, Customer-Centered Quality Plan for Manufacturers

    Small Fastener Products

    DesignationTitle
    F2403 - 09 Standard Specification for Inch Series Machine Screws, Carbon Steel, 60 000 psi Tensile Strength

    Steel Bolts, Nuts, Rivets and Washers

    DesignationTitle
    A31 - 14 Standard Specification for Steel Rivets and Bars for Rivets, Pressure Vessels
    A307 - 12 Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Bolts, Studs, and Threaded Rod 60 000 PSI Tensile Strength
    A325 - 14 Standard Specification for Structural Bolts, Steel, Heat Treated, 120/105 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength
    A325M - 14 Standard Specification for Structural Bolts, Steel, Heat Treated 830 MPa Minimum Tensile Strength (Metric)
    A354 - 11 Standard Specification for Quenched and Tempered Alloy Steel Bolts, Studs, and Other Externally Threaded Fasteners
    A394 - 08e1 Standard Specification for Steel Transmission Tower Bolts, Zinc-Coated and Bare
    A449 - 10 Standard Specification for Hex Cap Screws, Bolts and Studs, Steel, Heat Treated, 120/105/90 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength, General Use
    A489 - 12 Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Lifting Eyes
    A490 - 12 Standard Specification for Structural Bolts, Alloy Steel, Heat Treated, 150 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength
    A490M - 12 Standard Specification for High-Strength Steel Bolts, Classes 10.9 and 10.9.3, for Structural Steel Joints (Metric)
    A502 - 03(2009) Standard Specification for Rivets, Steel, Structural
    A563M - 07(2013) Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts (Metric)
    A563 - 07a(2014) Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts
    A574M - 12 Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket-Head Cap Screws (Metric)
    A574 - 13 Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket-Head Cap Screws
    F432 - 13 Standard Specification for Roof and Rock Bolts and Accessories
    F436 - 11 Standard Specification for Hardened Steel Washers
    F436M - 11 Standard Specification for Hardened Steel Washers [Metric]
    F541 - 12 Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Eyebolts
    F835M - 11 Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket Button and Flat Countersunk Head Cap Screws (Metric)
    F835 - 13 Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket Button and Flat Countersunk Head Cap Screws
    F844 - 07a(2013) Standard Specification for Washers, Steel, Plain (Flat), Unhardened for General Use
    F912 - 11 Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket Set Screws
    F912M - 11 Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket Set Screws (Metric)
    F959M - 13 Standard Specification for Compressible-Washer-Type Direct Tension Indicators for Use With Structural Fasteners (Metric)
    F959 - 13 Standard Specification for Compressible-Washer-Type Direct Tension Indicators for Use with Structural Fasteners
    F1554 - 07ae1 Standard Specification for Anchor Bolts, Steel, 36, 55, and 105-ksi Yield Strength
    F1852 - 14 Standard Specification for “Twist Off” Type Tension Control Structural Bolt/Nut/Washer Assemblies, Steel, Heat Treated, 120/105 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength
    F2280 - 14 Standard Specification for “Twist Off” Type Tension Control Structural Bolt/Nut/Washer Assemblies, Steel, Heat Treated, 150 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength
    F2437 - 14 Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Compressible-Washer-Type Direct Tension Indicators for Use with Cap Screws, Bolts, Anchors, and Studs
    F2482 - 08 Standard Specification for Load-Indicating Externally Threaded Fasteners
    F2882 - 12 Standard Specification for Screws, Alloy Steel, Heat Treated, 170 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength
    F2882M - 12 Standard Specification for Screws, Alloy Steel, Heat Treated, 1170 MPa Minimum Tensile Strength [Metric]

    Terminology

    DesignationTitle
    F1789 - 14 Standard Terminology for F16 Mechanical Fasteners

    Test Methods

    DesignationTitle
    F606 - 14 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets
    F606M - 14 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, and Rivets (Metric)
    F2328 - 14 Standard Test Method for Determining Decarburization and Carburization in Hardened and Tempered Threaded Steel Bolts, Screws, Studs, and Nuts
    F2328M - 14 Standard Test Method for Determining Decarburization and Carburization in Hardened and Tempered Threaded Steel Bolts, Screws, Studs, and Nuts (Metric)
    F2660 - 13 Standard Test Method for Qualifying Coatings for Use on A490 Structural Bolts Relative to Environmental Hydrogen Embrittlement
    F2832 - 11 Standard Guide for Accelerated Corrosion Testing for Mechanical Fasteners

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